Saturday, 30 June 2012

My elf brushes - i miei pennelli Elf

Hello Everyone,

today I would like to show you my Elf brushes and give you my opinion of the ones I own.

First of all I would like to say that I started buying brushes when I started following some make up tutorials on  You Tube and I realized how important it is to use the right tools to apply makeup. Because I was new to the magic world of makeup I decided to look for cheap but still good brushes and after reading a few reviews and watched some videos on You Tube, I bought my first Elf brush, the Powder Brush link and then, satisfied by it, I bought all the others in the following months. 

The brushes you see in the pictures are 2-3 years old so you can judge by yourself  and see that shapes and colours of the bristles are as they were when they were new. I
n terms of softness I have to say that only the Powder brush has become a little tougher and less soft but all the others are still in a pretty good condition after many shampoos!   

Among the face Brushes from the Elf Studio line, my favorite are the the Complexion Brush and the Blush Brush. The Complexion Brush is great for powder but also for bronzer and blusher, while the Blush Brush is a tiny face brush great to powder under the eyes and around the nose to set concealer, or very good to contour because it fits perfectly into the hollow of 
the cheeks and obviously is good for blush!  
My less favorite is the Angled Foundation Brush because it's too flat and stiff and to apply foundation I prefer my Real Techniques Stippling Brush link or my No. 7 Foundation Brush link which allow a more fluid movement of the bristles and a more natural application of liquid foundation.

Powder Brush, 2 Complexion Brushes, Blush Brush, Foundation Brush
Powder Brush, 2 Complexion Brushes, Blush Brush, Foundation Brush
The picture below shows all my Elf Eye Brushes, the top 2 from the Studio Line, the one in the middle from the Basic line and the bottom one from the Bamboo line.

These 4 brushes are all amazing! I love to use the Angles Contour Brush to apply concealer or to apply eyeshadow all over the lid (in particular when I am in a hurry and I just need a neutral color all over without the need of being too precise!). The Contour Brush instead, with its dense and short bristles  is great to apply eyeshadow in the crease and highlighter in the inner corner allowing a more precise application. Then the Eyeshadow Brush and the Blending Brush are the perfect couple to pack on colour and blend eyeshadow!

from top to bottom: Angled Contour Brush, Contour Brush, Eyeshadow Brush, Blending Eye Brush
In conclusion, I can say that I totally recommend them for price, quality and performance!

Hope it was helpful! 


p.s. I forgot to mention that the prices range from 1.5£ for the Basic line, 3.5£ for the Studio Line and 5.5£ for the Bamboo Line.

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